Brooke Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American television
personality and model.
Burke was born as the fourth of seven children in Hartford, Connecticut
and was raised in Tucson, Arizona; her father, George Burke, is
of Irish and French descent and her mother, Donna, is Portuguese-American.
Her parents divorced and her mother re-married to Armen Hatounian.
She studied broadcast journalism at UCLA, but was signed to top
modeling agencies, including the renowned Ford Models Agency, and
subsequently appeared in prominent television commercials for Bally
Fitness clubs, Coca-Cola, and Discover Card.
From 1999-2002, Burke became well-known while hosting Wild On!,
a popular travel series on the E! Entertainment Television channel,
replacing previous host Jules Asner. As part of the series, she
travelled the world extensively, profiling many popular travel destinations.
Burke appeared nude in the May 2001 and November 2004 issues of
Playboy, and has also appeared in lad mags such as Maxim and FHM.
She has voiced "Rachel" in Electronic Arts' video game
Need for Speed: Underground 2, and asks the "People and Places"
questions in the new video game, Trivial Pursuit Unhinged.
Burke currently hosts the CBS reality show Rock Star: INXS.
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